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Styling with Colour and Texture

Style It Make It

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 5th October 2017

Today we’re back with the third instalment of our how-to film series, ‘Style it, Make it‘, in partnership with Sheridan!

Texture is so important when it comes to bed styling. When buying cushions, blankets or throws – I’m always drawn to the *feel* of the item, as much as the look. After all, comfort comes first! Combining different textures adds dimension to the bed – I love velvet cushions, chunky knitted throws and super soft ‘hug-able’ pillows.

When it comes to colour, there are no rules! Add one or two vibrant scatter cushions to a neutral bed, for an instant lift. For a bolder look, try switching out neutral pillowcases for something more vibrant (they don’t have to match!). And if you’re brave, go for the full colour experience – we love Ken Done’s brilliant, crazy colourful ‘Saturday Sailing‘ quilt cover print for Sheridan. #YOLO !


We love Ken Done’s colourful capsule bedlinen collection, created for Sheridan’s 50th Anniversary – shop here.

Film by SIRAP, photographs by Caitlin Mills, styling by Lucy Feagins and Nat Turnbull. All bedlinen plus floor rug, metal-leg side tables and upholstered bedhead by Sheridan. Handmade woven wall hanging by Maryanne Moodie, Anglepoise + Paul Smith bedside lamp from Cult, plants from The Plant Society. Paint colour – Dulux Sheltered Bay, beautiful wide oak floorboards on loan from Storey Floors, sheer curtains courtesy of Lovelight.

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